Grants were awarded to to a number of local groups this week. Representatives from the groups attended an informal evening where they received their cheques and shared information about their groups and the projects which the grants would be used for. Over £4000 was handed out to benefit the organisations and their users. We wish them all every success with their ventures

Recipients were:

Dawley Baptist Church

Bank Community Group

FOTTP (Friends of Telford Town Park)

1st Dawley Girls Brigade

1st Lawley Brownies

Lions Club of Telford

Severn Hospice

Wellington Cottage Care Trust


West Midlands Search & Rescue

WTVIP (West Telford Visually Impaired)

S.T.A.B.L.E (Supporting Those Affected By Lifelong Epilepsy)

83 Sqn St Georges Air Cadets

St Johns Church


We will be considering Grant Applications again in October so if you wish to apply please ensure your application is in by the middle of September. Please remember that only one application can be considered for any group in each financial year.



After a long campaign of reporting the speeding issues on the Rock Road, the Safer Roads Partnership are reacting to the numerous concerns we have  raised with them on behalf of concerned residents.

Please see the statement below


Speed enforcement to begin on Rock Road in Overdale


A new speed enforcement site is being launched this month by the Safer Roads Partnership on Rock Road in Overdale, Telford in a bid to reduce the excessive speeds being used by motorists along the route.


The site forms part of the Safer Roads Partnership’s Community Concern programme, which responds to community requests for speed enforcement. Local residents raised their concern via Lawley and Overdale Parish Council about the speed of traffic along the 30mph road, and the parish council brought it to the attention of the partnership and asked for action to be taken.


Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said “The speed data we collected in the area highlighted a significant speed compliance problem; almost half (43%) of drivers are exceeding the speed limit and 15% of vehicles travel above 36mph. We hope that the new site on Rock Road will encourage drivers to stick to the speed limit, improve the quality of life for people living in the local area and improve the safety of the road for all those who use it.”


The new site will be operational for at least six months and data will be collected during this time to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour.


The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is part of West Mercia Police and works in partnership with nine partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer for all users in West Mercia through targeted communication, education and training together with enforcement. 


The Dawley Road will be closed to Northbound traffic from 2nd April until 21 June 2013 for road improvements/traffic calming measures to be completed.  Closure Notice TWC  Closure Plan – The Crescent Dawley Road.

The traffic calming measures are long overdue on this busy, fast road and the Parish Council have held numerous talks over many years campaigning for something to be done to reduce the speeding traffic. The measures that are to be put in place on the lower section of the road (The Crescent) are shown here.Proposed Traffic Calming Dawley Road. When these works are complete the Road Safety Unit at TWC will conduct a speed audit to see what calming effects these measures have achieved. The Parish Council are concerned that traffic will still speed up & down the road between where the measures end to St John's Church and we have already raised our concerns in this regard and will be closely monitoring the situation.

The Arriva no77 bus service will also be affected during the closure as explained  Bus No. 77 2 April – 21 June 2013

Look Out Thieves About!

Please be aware that in the last couple of days, a house in The Rock area was burgled.

The house was ransacked and a number of items taken. This has caused great distress to the family concerned. If you have any information please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


Take the following simple steps to make sure your property is less vulnerable to burglars and you can enjoy your time away with peace of mind:

  • Let a neighbour or friend know that you’re going away.
  • Arrange for them to check on your house – collect mail, open / close curtains.
  • Use timer switches/sensors to turn lights on in the evenings while you are out
  • Invest in external lighting
  • Mark your belongings with your postcode and house number – go to for more information about how to register your property and protect it.
  • If you have an alarm, set it when you leave the house.
  • Remember to cancel your milk and newspapers
  • Encourage a neighbour to park on your drive.